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wreck

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wreck

  1. 1 the portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed found the wreck of the ship lying on the floor of the ocean Synonyms of wreck ashes, debris, detritus, flotsam, residue, rubble, ruins, remains, wreckageWords Related to wreck jetsam, leavings, remnant; chaff, deadwood, dross, dust, garbage, junk, litter, refuse, riffraff, rubbish, scrap, trash, waste

  2. 2 the destruction or loss of a ship the wreck cost the insurance company millions of dollars Synonyms of wreck shipwrecking, shipwreck, wreckage, wreckingWords Related to wreck beaching, grounding, stranding; foundering, sinking; scuttlingNear Antonyms of wreck recovery, salvage, salvaging

  3. 3 the violent coming together of two bodies into destructive contact a dangerous stretch of roadway that has been the scene of numerous car wrecks Synonyms of wreck collision, concussion, crack-up, smash, smashup, crashWords Related to wreck accident, pileup; demolishment, destruction, ruin


wreck

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wreck

  1. 1 to cause irreparable damage to (a ship) by running aground or sinking many an unwary captain has wrecked his ship on the shoals that surround the island Synonyms of wreck strand, shipwreckWords Related to wreck beach; founder; scuttleNear Antonyms of wreck recover, salvage

  2. 2 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of most of the furniture on the ground floor was wrecked by the floodwaters Synonyms of wreck annihilate, cream, decimate, demolish, desolate, devastate, do in, extinguish, nuke, pull down, pulverize, raze, rub out, ruin, shatter, smash, tear down, total, vaporize, waste, wrack, destroyWords Related to wreck beat, best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, scotch, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against); blast, blow up, break, cripple, damage, deface, deteriorate, disfigure, disintegrate, dissolve, dynamite, harm, impair, injure, mangle, mar, mutilate, spoil, vitiate; erode, scour, sweep (away), wash out, wear (away); dilapidate, disassemble, dismantle, gut, take down, unbuild, undo, unmake; blot out, efface, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extirpate, liquidate, obliterate, remove, root (out), snuff (out), stamp (out), wipe out; despoil, havoc, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack, trample, trash, vandalize; assassinate, butcher, cut down, dispatch, execute, fell, kill, kill off, massacre, mow (down), murder, slaughter, slay, take out, zapNear Antonyms of wreck doctor, fix, mend, patch, recondition, repair, revamp; create, invent; assemble, fabricate, fashion, forge, form, frame, make, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; bring about, constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conserve, preserve, protect, save; rebuild, reconstruct, remodel, renovate, restoreAntonyms of wreck build, construct, erect, put up, raise, rear, set up



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